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Students visit ECU

Trip participants included (front, from left) Kendedra Williams, Danita Gibbs, three ECU ambassadors, Shondasja Grimes, Alexis Jenkins, (back, from left) Mary Moore, Ka’Shauna Harvey, TaKeyra Harris, J’Asia Norfleet, Shelby Patterson, Tameka Smith, Rosalind Clark, DeAndria Purdue, Madison Armstrong, April Olds, Courtney King, Taylor Hathaway, Shayonti Barua and Urias Hernandez. (BCS Photo)

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, which is observed in March, 22 students from Southside High School visited East Carolina University on March 30.

Female students from the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes and with at least a 3.0 grade-point average were exposed to fields such as engineering, a field in which men outnumber women six to one at ECU. The math and science curriculum was the emphasis of the day.

In addition to an admissions session, campus tour and lunch in the West End dining hall, students experienced an afternoon with engineering students and toured the Cisco programming lab and the robotics lab. Students received purple-and-gold  book bags from the admissions staff  and were able to enjoy bowling and billiards in the student union.

The trip was sponsored by Sophisticated Ladies of Southside High School. The host was Tarrick Cox, senior associate director of admissions at ECU.